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January 16, 2020

New faculty members join the ECE community

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering ushers in the spring semester with three new faculty members, strengthening the innovative research fields of circuit design, neuroscience, and software architecture.

Daniel Bankman, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, recently finished his Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Stanford University. His research lies at the intersection of mixed-signal circuit design and machine learning, with a focus on neural architectures, hardware architectures, and circuits that together exercise the energy limits of scaled semiconductor technology. 

Yorie Nakahira, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, recently earned her Ph.D. in the Department of Computing and Mathematical Sciences at California Institute of Technology. Her research in neuroscience provides a theoretical tool to bridge the gap between neurophysiology and sensorimotor control. The generality of her approach enabled her to also apply theory to cell biology, networked control, smart grid, and cloud computing and collaborate with experts in those fields. 

Leonardo da Silva Sousa, assistant teaching professor of electrical and computer engineering, received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio). His research interests include code smells, design problems, refactoring, software architecture, software testing, and machine learning. He frequently works in empirical software engineering, focusing on applying both quantitative and qualitative analysis based on grounded theory procedures.